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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an ugly room. You eat buffet style like in the military. The food is fair. BUt the music before the show is great. The show is great and you get that family feeling. This is a family show.

Thank harrystc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would have LOVED some time in the bar, but ya can't do it all (supposedly) and we were there for the luau.....The Tahiti Nui Luau....in the allocated building next door with the signage above. We got there about a 1/2 hour early, because other reviews...More

Thank decoratingplus
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate at this restaurant on two nights while in Princeville for five days. The first night we went because TripAdvisor reviewers raved about it and we wanted to see what it was all about. The restaurant isn't that big. Perhaps 60 seats inside, another...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but the only explanation I can figure for all the 5+ reviews is that they are from those that think more alcohol = good drink. I ordered the "world famous" Mai Tai and was given basically a half glass...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enter a welcoming roadside restaurant/bar with friendly local staff. You gotta try the Poisson Cru--a cross between Hawaiian poké and ceviche with coconut milk added, but the experience is greater than its parts. Sit at the bar if you want to experience the warmth of...More

Thank VKInada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way back from a day trip in Hanalei Bay per a recommendation made to us by a couple we met at our hotel. The mai tais were great and we split a pizza. Service was great and there is a...More

1  Thank Andrea O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of the day this place is fun friendly and the food well it was good! not great but the portion sizes and quality surprised me for a tiki hawaiian roadside bar.... and the MAI TAI's are some of the best on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returning after many years, drinks still good. Ahi sashimi had over complicated preparation interfering with ahi. Ribeye poke was average. Pizza better than expected. Still pleasantly eclectic.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a mai tai one night and were serenaded with live music and some great fun at this Hanalei staple on the main strip. The drinks were a bit too sweet for our liking but they were fun for sure. The folks...More

Thank Joey613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat and had a few beers after a long day. Great for a beer but the food prices seem a little steep for a pizza. They look ok but nothing amazing. The entires we about 25 dollars each we walk down the road and had...More

Thank Charlotte G
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3 August 2016|
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Response from PapaDave555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, and yes. The details and a link to make reservations are on their website.
22 July 2016|
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Response from HVB | Reviewed this property |
Just go anytime! No need to reserve except for the Luau. I think you need a reservation for that. If you want a great seat for live music maybe get there a little earlier. It's a fun place.
Ernie G
26 March 2016|
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Response from NewHampshireLovetogo | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a huge Mai tai fan, too sweet but I did drink a couple and visitors told me they were better than the St. Regis.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6277
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